[Wine] Detecting a programm runs using Wine

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 16:51:31 CST 2009

2009/2/4 Charity Abbott <angeliqer at gmail.com>:

> This is done in a round about way already. Lots of programs
> (especially games) come with configuration files that turn features on
> and off. AppDB tells you what configuration works. The only downside
> to this is the user has to know enough to set it up properly. If a
> programmer wanted to make it easier for a program to run on Linux, it
> really should be ported to Linux rather than working through wine.
> Wine is mainly for those uncooperative programmers.

Not really. Programming Unix and programming Windows are very
different - if you're experienced in Windows and don't want to spend
years learning a new system, then Wine is an excellent way to serve a
new userbase. VirtualDub is a good example - it's open source, it'll
likely never be ported natively to Linux, but it works well in Wine
and reproducible problems in Wine will likely be fixed.

- d.

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